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Filthy Humans Degrading the Environment

Residents of Moree Plains – it’s time to take a stand against unscrupulous people who dump rubbish, calls Moree Plains Shire Council after finding chairs and household waste dumped at the Four Mile, located east of Moree along the Gwydir Highway and on the stock route along Amaroo Drive.

Moree Plains Shire Council’s Senior Compliance Officer Belinda Olsen explained Moree Plains Shire Council has already spent over $200,000 to undertake clean-up of illegally dumped waste during the 2014/2015 financial year and continues to spend in excess of $30,000 annually.

“These filthy humans are degrading the environment and costing ratepayers thousands and thousands of dollars every year – money that could be better spent on our sporting fields, parks and roads.”

“Council is serious about catching people dumping rubbish. We are increasing the number of patrols that are undertaken by the Rangers and we are installing surveillance cameras in bushland near known hotspots. We will prosecute individuals and businesses to the full extent of the law,” said Mrs Olsen.

If you notice anyone acting suspiciously in areas of scrub and open areas and you suspect that they are dumping rubbish then report it by way of the ‘Snap, Solve and Send’ app which is a free Iphone application; call Moree Plains Shire Council’s Customer Service Centre on (02) 6757 3222 or call the EPA hotline on 131 555.

Individuals who are caught dumping rubbish can receive a fine ranging from $2000 to $4000 while corporations will receive fines from $4000 to $8000.